Construction of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs, Riverside County, California.
07:00:28:06 AV Palm Springs, California golf course, mansions with swimming pools, lush greenery everywhere
07:00:46:17 LS Great golf course footage
07:01:00:00 MS Bob Hope signs autograph on golf course
07:01:13:18 LS Misc. Palm Springs hotels and motels (Holiday Inn, etc.)
07:02:22:15 LS/MS Palm Springs Aerial Tramway under construction: helicopter in mountains, mountaintop helicopter landing pad,
construction work in mountains
07:04:54:04 CU Excellent shot of helicopter pilot from floor up to his face
07:06:21:17 MS Shuttle bus with senior citizens stops, people alight and walk toward tramway
07:06:46:09 MS Souvenir shop, children pet goats and deer at petting zoo
07:07:25:00 LS People board cable car, cable car climbs mountain; magnificent aerial views
07:10:37:01 LS Palm Springs from mountaintop
07:12:29:02 LS Lodge atop mountain, burning logs in fireplace, dining room (Great shot of steak / beef being sliced)
07:13:08:15 MS Bartender serves a beer
07:13:17:15 LS Souvenir gift shop; game room; excellent CU of cue hitting billiard ball, pinball games, bagatelle games
07:13:53:14 LS Tourists warm up by fireplace; look through telescopes at Palm Springs far below
07:15:31:16 CU Beauty shots of mountaintop flowers
07:15:44:00 LS Hiking by lake, with backpacks
07:16:45:25 MS Boy Scouts hiking up mountain, arrive at cabin
07:17:23:24 MS Cookout; chef serves al fresco breakfast; horses are saddled, riding horseback through wilderness
trails and streams (excellent)
07:18:20:00 CU Barbecued steaks on flaming grill (great shot)
07:18:30:04 LS/CU Picturesque sunset, campfire
07:18:41:16 MS Bathing beauties in beauty pageant at the Mountain Lodge (Palm Springs); excellent color and quality
07:19:40:00 CU Beauty queen "Miss Tramway" gets flowers, a medal and the crown; she poses for photographers on pedestal
07:20:08:12 LS/MS "Welcome Governor Reagan; Ronald Reagan visits Palm Springs mountaintop resort
07:21:14:05 MS Reagan speaks at banquet podium
07:21:43:07 LS Palm Springs in winter; snow; kids throw snowballs at family; smow skiing; operating tramway lifts
with closeups of gears
August 19, 2016 Subject:
Fun but overong look at the Palm Springs aerial tramway. This film goes over the building of it, its upkeep and activity you can do in the area. Some gorgeous photography is shown, but we really didn't need to see every little picking thing about the place.
January 27, 2015 Subject:
I Wondered How They Built This
Helicopters, helicopters, and more helicopters.
A splendid thing to do - I especially like to go up on an evening when a full moon in apogee is about to rise (great view to the east). All that snow and just think, it was probably 80 degrees on the valley floor.
November 26, 2014 Subject:
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is still up and running outside of Los Angeles. I found it interesting that the entire project was privately funded and accomplished by carefully orchestrated helicopter drops and that there also were no major mishaps in those many frequent deliveries. Apparently this film was shown for free in a small movie theater at the top of the ride.